Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-16-2009, 07:18 PM   #21
AA Team Emeritus
 
roka64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,860
Send a message via AIM to roka64 Send a message via Yahoo to roka64
Judging by your "my tank" you are already way overstocked.
__________________

__________________
Age is relative, you are only as old as you act....of course, this works in reverse....

Questions loved, heeded advice greatly appreciated!

Vote for AA
Good reading about:
Nitrogen Cycle
Fishless Cycling
Need more help?
Articles
Acronym List

--Scott
roka64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2009, 07:19 PM   #22
AA Team Emeritus
 
roka64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,860
Send a message via AIM to roka64 Send a message via Yahoo to roka64
You still have all those fish in a 55?
Per your my tank:
55 gallon saltwater tank with these fish: A Juvenile Yellow tang, kole tang, regal tang, porcupine puffer, niger trigger, pair of clowns, damsel, pearlscale butterfly, and a striped blenny.
__________________

__________________
Age is relative, you are only as old as you act....of course, this works in reverse....

Questions loved, heeded advice greatly appreciated!

Vote for AA
Good reading about:
Nitrogen Cycle
Fishless Cycling
Need more help?
Articles
Acronym List

--Scott
roka64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2009, 10:14 PM   #23
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Marinefishman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Rensselaer, NY
Posts: 80
Well if I took some of the fish out could I put a juvenile in? I know I am kinda overstocked...... any more info? I really want one!
__________________
Marinefishman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2009, 11:02 PM   #24
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Marinefishman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Rensselaer, NY
Posts: 80
Yeah I need to take some out.
__________________
Marinefishman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2009, 11:28 PM   #25
SW 20 & Over Club
 
ccCapt's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 5,362
Send a message via ICQ to ccCapt
From Wetwebmedia....
The "Bad", Unknown and Just Too Dang Big Tangs, Surgeons, Doctorfishes, of the Genus Acanthurus
from the article...
"Bad Acanthurus Species:
What makes a tang species bad besides dying easily in captivity; NOT dying easily... but helping your other livestock do so. Honestly, some individuals of the fishes listed below will try to kill all their tankmates. If you are set on trying one of the designated "bad boys", do provide plenty of hiding spaces and tough, tough, tough space-sharers (triggers, basses, morays, puffers)... and even then keep your eye on them."
and...
"Acanthurus olivaceus Forster & Schneider 1801, the Orange Spot/Shoulder Tang. A hardy fish out of Hawaii and elsewhere, but unfortunately, a behavioral terror in the ranks of A. lineatus. This is an active fish that grows to more than a foot in length. Place only with MEAN tankmates."
__________________
/Larry
125g reef
See My Tank Info
Check out The build project
ccCapt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2009, 11:40 PM   #26
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
pat8you's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Woodbridge, Va
Posts: 1,802
Send a message via AIM to pat8you
I guess i will go ahead and be that bad guy here. After looking at your "my tanks" most of the fish you have in there really shouldn't be. everything except for the clowns, damsel, butterfly and blenny are going to need a much much larger tank to be happy and live a health life. The orange shoulder as capt has posted is mean and big and would be a very bad fit for your tank. Sorry to be the one that delivers the bad news.
__________________
Pat
pat8you is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2009, 09:52 AM   #27
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Marinefishman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Rensselaer, NY
Posts: 80
I know. But If I took most of them out, Could I put a juvenile in? Who should I take out?
__________________
Marinefishman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2009, 10:02 AM   #28
Thanx but no.....


 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 2,333
IMO:

Juvenile Yellow tang : OUT
kole tang : OUT
regal tang : OUT
porcupine puffer : OUT,
niger trigger : QUESTIONABLE,
pair of clowns : OK
damsel : OK
pearlscale butterfly : OK but close
striped blenny : OK
__________________
CaptainAhab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2009, 10:04 AM   #29
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Marinefishman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Rensselaer, NY
Posts: 80
If I took Them out, Would I be able to put a juvenile in?
__________________
Marinefishman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2009, 10:12 AM   #30
Thanx but no.....


 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 2,333
Again, just my opinion but this species (be the juvenile or full grown) like to swim. To do that they need lateral room. A wide tank which is why the 125 is the minimum recommended (not the gallon-age so much as the fact that the tank is 6 feet long).

A Juvenile would be less restricted but restricted none the less and more so each passing day. Then what? Give it away? Or are there near future plans for a 6 foot tank?

No more so than I would get a dog that loves to run if I lived in a skyrise apartment and had no where to take the dog to run.
__________________

__________________
CaptainAhab is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
salt, saltwater, saltwater fish

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Saltwater Reef Tank vrs Saltwater Fish Tank ESL12 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 27 02-27-2009 01:03 AM
New to Saltwater Fish njphin Member Introductions 4 01-22-2009 09:35 PM
breeding saltwater fish flamingonhot Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 10-02-2005 01:54 AM
WANTED: Saltwater Fish Archive 6 09-04-2004 07:52 PM
saltwater fish letsirc Archive 3 03-18-2004 06:34 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.